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    February 13, 2013
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it was decided unfavorable to the city and county would impact our revenue projections and our surplus projections. and, so, the board of supervisors will be briefed about those particular cases in the future. and then the federal budget issues, the extent to which congress acts or doesn't act on across the board cuts is going to make a difference to us. probably will not be felt for a number of months and may not be felt until the next fiscal year, but those uncertainties have to be noted in terms of our estimates. >> so, ms. zamuda, i don't know if this is an appropriate question for you or to ms. howard. the threat of sequestration at the federal level, have we done some work on thinking about what that impact might be to the city? >> supervisor, we have.
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it's an an insignificant number. it's approximately $30 million of impact. some of that is on the general fund side, some of it is not. and i think we all will need to be watching closely to see what the federal government does. and then make some determinations about to what degree the city can afford to backfill those kinds of programs. >> okay. and to ms. zamuda's comments or earlier, those would be anticipated be felt in the next fiscal year, though, if they do happen? >> i think that's yet to be seen. you know, we know that federal agencies are already slowing down their spending and anticipation of the sequester. what that likely means is that they will try to minimize the current year effects on funding that they've already given out, but they're just not giving out more funding today. and, so, that would tend to support what the deputy controller said. >> thank you.
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>> so, other funds, highlights in other funds, we do concentrate on the general fund, perhaps too much. and this highlights, supervisor, some of the other funds we are constantly monitoring and reporting on. building inspection has really quite a large fund balance. you will see that department increasing their staffing in order to expedite some of the inspections that need to be done. the children's fund has a surplus estimated at $7.3 million of a fund balance that can be used to be appropriated in the next fiscal year's budget. the convention facilities fund has a fund balance estimated at 20 million. the library preservation fund has a significant amount of money and you may be seeing some expansion in hours or
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other spending within the library. the local courthouse fund, we have been monitoring this over the last number of years. as the debt that we payoff toward the courthouse construction fund is retired. we will close that deficit. and, so, that deficit will be closed. it's a cumulative amount that is reducing every year and we estimate, i think, in three years that should be cleared. the open space fund will end a year with about $3 million, 3.6 within dt. and a negative 1.1 for central shops. what that means for central shops is unless they reduce their costs, that deficit then will be built into their rates to the departments for maintenance of vehicles in next fiscal year. and then finally some of the large enterprise departments, the airport operating fund has
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a healthy deficit of about $82 million -- excuse me, a surplus, fund balance of $82 million. mta, 57 million, port 30, and the three funds within the puc, hetch hetchy wastewater and the water operating fund are reported here. so, in summary, the local tax revenue is a primary driver of our net good condition. the five-year financial plan and the nine-month report will further inform the mayor and the board of supervisors of any changes that are anticipated. so, as ms. howard reported, march 1st we will provide all of the projections, the revenue projections in the five-year plan and the mayor's office will make some recommendations related to that. and then the nine-month report generally comes out in early may.
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significant uncertainty remains for state and federal impacts, as you know, and the mayor's office has already responded that the next two years' deficits will come down commensurate with the overall estimate of a surplus by year-end. one other item, there was some discussion about the reserve and we do have a table on page 18 of the full report that identifies the level of reserves, both what it started out in the current year and what we're projecting the balance to be by year-end. and, so, the general re serve, again, we're estimating we're going to use it all to fund the supplemental appropriations. so, there won't be anything left. and next year the mayor's office will need to appropriate that and a little bit more to
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be consistent with our financial policy. the budget savings incentive fund will project an ending balance of 19 million. we will be depositing into that fund and then withdrawing from that fund. the rec-park reserve is in here. they have 4.9 funding, and 3.8 is projected in the sick-month report with some withdrawals for capital for an ending balance of 7 million that will be available for rec park next year. the rainy day reserve, the withdrawal as you know is from the school district and that is unlikely that the city will, in our lifetime, be able to withdraw from that reserve. * six the rainy day one time reserve will be available, however. the budget stabilization reserve, supervisor avalos, so, we had 74 million.
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we estimate we'll deposit another 20 million as a result of this news. so, we will have almost 95 million by year-end. and the salary and benefits reserve of 20 million, we do estimate that we'll be using all of that this year, but it will be sufficient. and the state revenue reserve is estimated to be used partly with the supplemental appropriation that you've already considered. and then probably for the health department. >> thank you. just a question on the budget stabilization reserve. under what conditions are we able to withdraw and utilize those funds? it has to be after several years of -- >> of positive revenue news. and then when we do use it, it's only a portion of the deficit. the revenue deficit. we had suggested that the controller provide a more broad
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summary of all of the reserves and the set asides when the committee goes to five members. [speaker not understood] the kind of rules and policies regarding all of these reserves. since the financial policies were in effect a couple of years ago, we really have made a tremendous amount of progress in establishing reserves that have been looked upon very favorably by the rating agencies and though more importantly we will have money available in the next downturn that will keep us on a more steady footing in terms of how much money and it will prevent big cuts and layoffs. so, i'm available to answer any additional questions and we will definitely be with you on a weekly basis and provide you with updates as they occur. >> thank you. colleagues, any further questions? thank you very much, ms. zamuda. and ms. howard, i know you spoke earlier. we asked you about the kind of impact on everything on the
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budget outlook. is there anything else you wanted to add at this point? >> the thing that i would is add, supervisor, it is early and given the significant, the significant structure issue with the department of public health, that will likely have a more effect on our overal deficit projection than this smaller good news. * overall because that issue is not a -- not only a current year issue. it's an issue that is structural and is embedded in the department's budget. so, i guess i would say it's modest good news but let's not take our eye off the ball. bigger issues at the department of public health. >> okay, thank you very much. colleagues, any further questions? all right. with that, much appreciated. like to open up item number 11
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up to public comment before we continue this. any members of the public wish to comment on item number 11? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, if we could continue item number 11 to the call of the chair. we can do that without opposition. mr. clerk, can you please call item number 12? >> item number 12, hearing to consider and approve proposed board of supervisors budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 and fiscal year 2014-2015. >> thank you. and we have ms. angela [speaker not understood] from our clerk's office. >> thank you, mr. wrung. -- young. [speaker not understood]. i'm here today with deborah landis, the admin deputy, [speaker not understood] youth commission director and don duran from the sf appeals board. on friday the 30th we presented to the board of supervisors fiscal year 2013-14, 14-15
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draft budget based upon the budget instructions this committee provided in december. and today before you is the department's proposed budget which should you approve will be submitted to the mayor and the controller's offices on thursday, february 21st, which will be before you for further consideration in june. since the january 30th hearing, there are no changes to report to our department's budget. as a reminder, the draft budget proposal, the operating budget totals 12.9 million for fiscal year 13-14. i'll put a slide up to show the public watching at home. and for fiscal year 13-14, 13.2 million dollar budget and for fiscal year 14-15, these are compared to a current year budget of 12.4 million and a base of 13-14 million. we're happy to review the details in-depth. i want to quickly mention one anticipated change for the june presentation.
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it's been 14 years since we've moved into city hall and naturally we are beginning to see some furnishings and furniture begin to show wear and tear essentially. it should only increase in the next couple of years. operations division provides a deep cleaning service to supervisors when they are moving offices, it does not take care of the wear and tear. [speaker not understood] in city hall will naturally coordinate with building management to understand their plans for maintaining the building's historic standards. but whether it's in their budget or in our budget, the line item mechanism covering these costs and our needs will have to be identified. at this time we're happy to take any questions that you may have. >> do we have an estimate of what the line item would be for any kind of maintenance like that? >> not at this time, supervisor avalos. certainly as we're working
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through those issues can provide that to the committee, to all of the supervisors. >> great, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> colleagues, any further questions? okay. at this point like to open up to public comment. are there any members of the public who wish to comment on item number 12? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues? >> thank you. we can forward to the mayor's office for consideration for the budget. >> that's correct. >> and i am supportive of actually the youth commission having the full staffing that we haven't had in a number of years. and i think that all of our offices have really benefited from the great work of the youth commission over the past few years and i think having the flexibility with better staffing would be helpful. >> thank you. >> okay. so, we can make a motion to send this to the mayor's office? >> yes. >> so moved. >> okay. we can do that without opposition. >> thank you.
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>> thank you very much. mr. clerk, do we have any other items? >> that completes the agenda. >> thank you. we are adjourned. [adjourned]
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> the san francisco playground's history dates back to 1927 when the area where the present playground and center is today was purchased by the city for $27,000. in the 1950s, the center was expanded by then mayor robinson and the old gym was built. thanks to the passage of the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond, the sunset playground has undergone extensive renovation to its four acres of fields, courts, play grounds, community rooms, and historic gymnasium. >> here we are.
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60 years and $14 million later, and we have got this beautiful, brand-new rec center completely accessible to the entire neighborhood. >> the new rec center houses multi-purpose rooms for all kinds of activities, including basketball, line dancing, playing ping-pong, and arts and crafts. >> use it for whatever you want to do, you can do it here. >> on friday, november 16th, the dedication and ribbon cutting took place at the sunset playground and recreation center celebrating its renovation. it was raining, but the rain clearly did not dampen the spirits of the dignitaries, community members, and children in attendance. [cheering and applauding] ♪ ♪
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(music) >> herb theatre,open rehearsal. listen to the rehearsal. i think it is fun for them, they see our work process, our discussions, the decisions we make. it is good for us. we kind of behavior little bit when we have people in the audience. msk (music) >> we are rehearsing for our most expensive tour; plus two concerts here. we are proud that the growth of the orchestra, and how it is expanded and it is being accepted.
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my ambition when i came on as music director here -- it was evident we needed absolutely excellent work. also evident to me that i thought everyone should know that. this was my purpose. and after we opened, which was a spectacular opening concert about five weeks after that the economy completely crashed. my plan -- and i'm absolutely dogmatic about my plans --were delayed slightly. i would say that in this very difficult timefor the arts and everyone, especially the arts, it's phenomenal how new century has grown
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where many unfortunate organizations have stopped. during this period we got ourselves on national radio presence; we started touring, releasing cds, a dvd. we continue to tour. reputation grows and grows and grows and it has never stopped going forward. msk(music) >> the bay area knows the orchestra. you maybe take things for granted a little bit. that is simply not the case will go on the road. the audiences go crazy. they don't see vitality like this on stage. we are capable of conveying joy when we play. msk(music) >> any performance that we do, that a program,
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that will be something on the program that you haven't heard before. string orchestra repertoire is pretty small. i used to be boxed into small repertoire. i kept constantly looking for new repertoire and commissioning new arrangements. if you look at the first of the program you have very early, young vibrant mendelson; fabulous opener and then you have this fabulous concerto written for us in the orchestra. is our gift. msk(music) >> and then you have strauss, extraordinary piece. the most challenging of all. string orchestra work.
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23 solo instrument, no violin section, now viola section; everybody is responsible for their part in this piece. the challenge is something that i felt not only that we could do , absolutely could do, but i wanted to show off. i can't tell you how aware i am of the audience. not only what i hear but their vibes, so strong. i have been doing this for a long time. i kind of make them feel what i want them to feel. there is nobody in that audience or anywhere that is not going to know that particular song by the fourth note.
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and that is our encore on tour. by the way. i am proud to play it, we are from san francisco. we are going to play that piece no matter where we are.